Episode of the popular 50's TV series, "Mama" (AKA "I Remember Mama"), starring Peggy Wood. This light-hearted Classic TV series was about a immigrant family in 1910's America. The shows mix of drama and Comedy proved popular with both the critics and the American public. Sadly, Most episodes of this show are lost. This is a kinescope of a 1950 episode, Complete with original Maxwell House Coffee commercials.
January 14, 2017 Subject:
This Episode aired 1/6/1950. Thank you Robin_1990 for sharing.
September 25, 2016 Subject:
I was an infant when this show was on. I remember being allowed to stay up a bit later one night each week to watch it. I believe one season was filmed and syndicated for a time, but what a pity that so many episodes were lost. Peggy Wood and the entire cast were just marvelous, and seeing them again is a great comfort ... and with such a young Dick Van Patten. Thank you for keeping the memories of this heartwarming program alive.
January 13, 2013 Subject:
Awesome Heartwarming Series
Still relevant today, and so well done, you'll wish that the picture and sound would be cleaned up and put on tv, (or here because it's free!!!)
This is a family drama about "Mama", and her husband, both immigrants, and their 3 children and sometimes other various relatives, in America. Story lines vary, but usually with a good-natured humor, sometimes more serious, as is the case here where Papa deals with prejudice on-the-job.
I wish all the episodes could be found and posted. LOVE this series.
February 14, 2009 Subject:
Great To See This Long-Lost TV Classic!
One of television's earliest regular programs, I have known about "I Remember Mama" for a long time but I have never had the chance to view it before seeing it here, on the Archive.
I think the show is fascinating for both historical and entertainment purposes. It gives the viewer a glimpse of what early television family light-drama was like back in the beginning.
Also, I believe it's worth pointing out that the teen-aged son named Nels in the program is a young Dick Van Patten (of "Eight Is Enough" fame).
July 24, 2008 Subject:
Not what you'd expect for a 50's TV series, which is maybe why it was so popular. Yes, it's sappy, But that's not a bad thing.
April 16, 2008 Subject:
I Uploaded This
"Mama" (Also known as "I Remember Mama"), was a 50's TV series about a Norwegian family who immigrated to America. Done live, The show quickly became quite popular, and was among the Top 20 in the ratings quite often. However, CBS threw away most of the episodes, so this series has almost never been re-run. This episode is called "Mama's Bad Day". It's a fairly enjoyable episode.